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Old 01-15-2020, 07:35 PM
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Default Real Open Offshore Racing is back.......June 2020

HORBA and SEARACE..............Flash news release!!!!!!!



We have been working toward this for a long time and finally it is here.

Real open ocean offshore racing! OCEAN CUP RACE SERIES

www.OceanCup.com for rules and regulations



Governing Bodies:

Powerboat P1 / UIM / APBA



RACE BOATS QUALIFICATIONS:

Up to 50 feet in length

Vee bottom and twin hull catamaran style boats

1,000 to 1,600 HP Engines

Operated by two pilots - 1 driver, - 1 throttle man

Equipped with State of the Art Satellite Navigation

Racing against the clock at 140 MPH

Boats staged at event site for fans enjoyment



That's right you can race offshore, out of sight of land, all the way from West Palm Beach Florida to Freeport Grand Bahamas. Distance of 100 miles each way, with a stop off and party over night in the Bahamas.

For those old enough to remember, I am talking about the re-creating of the Gateway Marathon of the 1960's era.

It will be held on June 5 -6, 2020

First entries have been received and are the Deep Vee of Nigel Hook and the Mystic Turbine Catamaran of Nigel Bhagan. More entries are promised from the racers of Trinidad and Tobago.



EXTRA - EXTRA - EXTRA................. OLD SCHOOL CRUISE



HORBA / SEARACE ...is organizing a Old School Cruise on the same weekend, that will be open to Historic Offshore Race Boats, that have been restored. This cruise will cover the same course as the Ocean Cup Race, but at a much easier pace at a different time. These restored offshore race boats will run over as a group and we are requesting a 50 to 60 MPH speed be attainable for these restored boats. (Depending on weather)

Modern Offshore Boats that would like to cross with the restored race boats, are also invited to participate. Modern boats will run in a different group as the restored race boats.

There will be hotels available for the overnight stay in the Bahamas. More info on available fuel and ALL THE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.


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Sounds like fun to me!
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Way cool!

Thanks for the ton of effort it took to put this together and good luck!
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That is cool. Any reason you didn't pick Jupiter instead of Palm Beach? The West Palm/ Riviera Beach ramps are a little sketchy for leaving trucks/trailers (guessing you are using phil foster park or the adjacent Loggerhead marina for launching).


Guess I can't use this for the race!
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I cant find the rules on the website
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www.oceancup.com When you click on this site..... it will bring you to a page with a photo on the left..... and two other links on the right.

The links on the right of that page are for ......Course..13 pages And........ Instructions.... 23 pages

You have to click really fast as the page scrolls away to show about 4 or 5 other pages.
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Originally Posted by Jupiter Sunsation View Post
That is cool. Any reason you didn't pick Jupiter instead of Palm Beach? The West Palm/ Riviera Beach ramps are a little sketchy for leaving trucks/trailers (guessing you are using phil foster park or the adjacent Loggerhead marina for launching).


Guess I can't use this for the race!
https://www.offshoreonly.com/classif...ad-o76287.html

We are using the same course as the original Gateway Marathon of the 60's. West Palm Beach to Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Nigel Hook used the same course for his run last year.

Launching from Phil Foster Boat Ramp and heading toward milling circle.
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Website rules say max entry is 4 boats, And they must be v-hull and 1000-1600hp. Is that the long term plan for this series?
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